Definition of munchkin
: a person who is notably small and often endearing
Examples of munchkin in a Sentence
“What's wrong, munchkin?” she asked the toddler.
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Sophie Petrovic, whose house just down the street from mine was ruined, cavorted in a blur of Munchkins, as if all evil winds were just props on stage.
In truth, no Abyssinian or munchkin longhair will invade the 141st Westminster show on Monday and Tuesday at Madison Square Garden, trotting out on a leash to compete for the best-in-show prize.
That sixth gear helps keep cruising revs down, boosting mileage to 31 mpg on the highway, and its engine is one of the largest in the munchkin class: 1.8 liters.
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Origin and Etymology of munchkin
the Munchkins, diminutive creatures in The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (1900) by L. Frank Baum
First Known Use: 1972See Words from the same year
MUNCHKIN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of munchkin for English Language Learners
: a child or small person
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